Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
>> president obama is launching a new effort to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. congressional democrats and other groups are part of this campaign. you can expect tweets, news conferences and other events over the next three weeks that show how the new law is already helping americans. december 23rd is the deadline for enrolling in a plan that starts january 1st. >>> the next three weeks we should know if this is a turning point for the president and not just a signature health care long. deputy political editor joins us with a look ahead. the white house is is not portraying this as mission accomplished yesterday. >> they're careful not to portray it as mission accomplished. what happens if there are other problems that come up for people. not to mention still folks are getting error messages and you have insurers about data on the back end of the site. >> the president is wanting to make this a turning point not just for health care act but so he can move to other things. >> the white house has taken it on the chin the last couple months. they need to turn this aircraft carr
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing less about an effort to repeal the law. deputy political editor joins us to explain. good morning. the house voted dozens of times to repeal the law. we are hearing less of this. tell us why we will be hearing less from them. >> it's not popular to talk about repeal. you have seen it in poll after poll. a lot of republicans are wondering. what do they do if it begins to work. what do they do next and one of the things they are starting to see and talking about repeal and going back to the old 2012 talking points in hitting the president over medicare. >> the president will take about the affordable care act. why is he taking that to this audience? >> the young and the healthy may be the key to making the law work. you need a 3-1 ratio. you need one young and healthy people to sign up for every three sick people for the law to pay for itself. if they don'
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am EST
team 4's amelia seggal will be back with what we can expect this weekend. . >>> at the news 4 live desk, we are learning that president and mrs. obama will travel to south africa next week for the memorial events for nelson mandela. the first major events for wednesday. we don't have the exact schedule yet, but set for wednesday at the 90,000 seat stadium there. the president will go there and stay for the funeral service on sunday as well in south africa. that's the latest from the live desk. >> we will also learn more about plans to honor nelson mandela here in the u.s. we expect him to talk about 90 minutes from now. you see his statement live on nbcwashington.com. the committee that deciding where a casino will go is hearing from the three companies competing for the game license. the committee is holding a hearing right now in annapolis. prince georges count you bureau chief is there and and we will have the latest this afternoon. >> the first family will flip the switch for the lighting of the national christmas tree. this is video of this morning's rehearsal, actress and comedian
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
up what could have been a big major legal challenge to the new health care law. the justices did let an appeals court ruling stand. that rejected claims by liberty university. you might remember the challenge of the constitutionality of obama care. that requirement that employers provide health insurance or pay a penalty. barbara? >> thanks, melissa. lawmakers are debating a rule that could change the d.c. skyline. let's take a live look at the capitol hill area. a committee is holding a hearing on whether to relax a rule that requires buildings to be no taller than the width of the streets that they face. the national planning commission voted in favor of the law. they want the restricted lifts to generate more text dollars for the district. chuck bell joins us now. not any rain falling on the streets. >> a lot of cloud cover outside today. raindrops are few and far between and there is not much of a rain threat. if you look outside and see the clouds, i don't know where my umbrella is. don't worry about that. you may not have to find it again. a good stretch of relatively dry weath